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Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in the Tajoura detention centre

The European Union is strongly committed to fighting traffickers and smugglers and to strengthening the capacity of the Libyan Coast Guard to save lives at sea

The release of the detainees remaining in the Tajoura detention centre, hit by a deadly attack on 2 July, is a positive step by the Libyan authorities. All refugees and migrants have to be released from detention and provided with all the necessary assistance. In this context, we have supported…

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Stakeholders meet to jointly review education sector progress in Somalia

The review also aims to assess the progress made towards the implementation of the Education Sector Strategic Plan 2018 to 2020

Today, education stakeholders gather in Mogadishu to discuss the progress in the education sector as well as challenges and plans from improving access to quality education and training for Somali children and youth. The two-day workshop brings together federal and state education authorities, donors, implementing partners, civil society and private…

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Humanitarian aid: over €110 million in the Horn of Africa

Since 2018, the EU has provided humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa totalling €316.5 million

As the Horn of Africa region continues to be afflicted by severe and prolonged humanitarian crises, the EU announces a new aid package worth €110.5 million. Since 2018, the EU has provided humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa totalling €316.5 million. “The EU is committed to assist people in…

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Humanitarian aid: EU mobilises over €18 million for the Central African Republic in 2019

The Central African crisis has also an impact on the entire region as 592,000 refugees have sought refuge in neighbouring countries to which the EU is providing support

As many people continue to suffer in the Central African Republic (CAR), the European Union continues to stand in solidarity with the people in need in the country and announces €18.85 million in humanitarian assistance for 2019. This additional support brings EU humanitarian assistance in CAR to more than €135…

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Africa-Europe Alliance: Commissioner Mimica on official visit to Mauritius, a development success story

On this occasion, he announced a €7.9 million contribution to support the country's priority to address unemployment and build an innovative Mauritius

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Republic of Mauritius, where he met Prime Minister Jugnauth and various Members of the Government. On this occasion, he announced a €7.9 million contribution to support the country's priority to address unemployment and build an…

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New Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) - EU Partnership: EU and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Leaders intensify the regional talks in Samoa

The negotiators focused on the specific needs and priorities to address together in the decades to come

In the context of the ongoing negotiations to modernize relations between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), chief negotiators met with Pacific leaders today. The talks' aim was to lay the ground for the creation of a EU-Pacific pillar, within the future agreement. The negotiators focused on the…

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EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa region

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in South Sudan, Somalia and its neighbouring countries, during an official visit to the African Union. On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for…

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Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on her call with President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique

"I had today a very open and constructive phone call with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi. I expressed my condolences following the murder of peace negotiator Jeremias Pondeca and we both agreed that the peace process should by no means be affected by this crime. The immediate public reactions both by…

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the assassination in Mozambique of Renamo's negotiator, Mr Jeremias Pondeca

The European Union condems this murder

Mr Jeremias Pondeca, member of the Renamo's negotiation team in Mozambique's recently launched peace process, has been assassinated. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.  The European Union condems this murder. Violence can never be an alternative to peaceful dialogue when trying to reach a sustainable solution in a political…

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EU announces €19 million new support for women and girls' empowerment at ''Women Deliver'' Conference

Today, the EU has reconfirmed its support to women and girls' empowerment by announcing €19 million support to gender-driven international projects. EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, made the announcement at the ''Women Deliver'' Conference in Copenhagen today, one of the world's largest events on women and girls' rights, health…